bedroom at the Sherman House

Sherman House Museum and Gift Shop


Experience the birthplace of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman and U.S. Senator John Sherman. Restored to reflect the lifestyle of this remarkable family, the Sherman House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Civil War Discovery Trail. A guided tour of the house informs visitors about the legacy of this early Fairfield County family and their contributions to national history. In addition to a number of family treasures, visitors will enjoy an outstanding Civil War exhibit featuring a recreation of the general’s field tent.

Civil war-related items, books, games, toys, and much more are available in the gift shop.

Open for tours Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 except holidays.

Open January, February, and March by appointment only. Group tours can be arranged.

Click here for more information about the history of the Sherman House.

Sherman Trail: Birthplace of General William Tecumseh Sherman in 1820. Nicknamed “Cump” by his siblings who could not pronounce Tecumseh.

Charles and Mary bought this property and moved into the four-room New England-style home in 1811 after a 6-week journey from Connecticut with one infant and a pregnant Mary Sherman on horseback. In 1816 the middle section of the house was added to accommodate their growing family of 11 children. The Shermans lived in this home until 1868. The second owners added the front Victorian section in the early 1870s that we see today. The home has been a museum since 1952, but was always known as the Sherman home. A plaque was placed in the front of the home in 1927.

The cannon was donated by Joe Rockey. This 3-inch ordinance rifle known as a Rodman Cannon was accepted by the U.S. Army on March 22, 1863. Of the nearly 1,000 produced, 587 survive today. The cannon number is 592 and was manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Co. in Phoenixville, PA.


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